Yes, really… 🙂
I hope to release a new version of RDP+ in the coming weeks. It will feature a new logo and icon, and of course new features and other improvements. I’m currently in the process of beta testing. If you want to try the beta, just drop me a line.
Just to let everybody know RDP+ is not dead yet. 🙂
I’ve been incredibly busy at work the last couple of months and haven’t had the time or energy to spend much (as in: any) time on RDP+. But a new version is coming!
This one will add support for URI for example (rdp://192.168.0.105/?u=JohnDoe&p=P@ssw0rd&noprinters&fit=90).
Also, today McAfee started tagging rdp.exe as Artemis!F9BA2ADF3355. According to the McAfee site:
“Artemis (or McAfee ‘Global Threat Intelligence’ technology) is the enhanced heuristic detection component of McAfee SecurityCenter’s virus protection module. It works by adding an extra layer to the detection engine, but instead of just detecting something it actually “calls home” to the virus database to double-check before labelling something as a possible threat.”
This is a false positive of course. I’ve submitted a request to correct this, but it may take some time to process.
It’s been a long time, but here it finally is… 🙂
- NEW: You can now set *any* slashed option as a default with the environment variable or the registry. If needed, you can negate the options you set using /-. For example: To negate the option /title:”Some title”, you can specify /-title in the command line.
- NEW: Added the option /-* to negate all options previously set through any of the means available. Any option after the /-* will be processed again. For example: /-* /fit. You could use this in published instances for example, to make sure the session will start with exactly the parameters you want, by overruling those set by the user.
- NEW: Added the option /fo (failover). This option is similar to the /lb (loadbalance) option. When specifying multiple target computers and /fo, RDP+ will try to connect to the first target. If it fails to connect, it will try to connect to the second one, and so on.
- NEW: Added some multimonitor support for RDP+ itself. It will now launch on the active monitor and will default the /mon option to the same monitor.
- NEW: You can now add other command line parameters when launching favorites from the command line. For example: rdp /fav:”Remote Support” /noprinters /-log.
- NEW: RDP+ will now prevent having its temporary .rdp files being added to the recently used items in the Jump List for Remote Desktop Connection.
- NEW: You can now press F1 in the system tray context menu to activate tooltips. These will show the command line of the favorites.
- NEW: Instead of the ‘binary’ kiosk mask (/kiosk:100), you can now also use the letters representing the field you want enabled: c(omputer), u(ser) and/or p(assword). For example: /kiosk:c or /kiosk:cup. With this mask, the order of the letters is irrelevant.
- FIX: Fixed a bug with launching favorites from the command line when the favorite had options with quotes and spaces in them.
- Many other minor changes and improvements.
The new version can be downloaded here.
I’ve stopped maintaining the language template files, but you’re still free to update them yourself.
Now also available for download is an MSI package for easy deployment through whatever sofware distribution mechanism you like.
This package will…
- … install the main executable for RDP+ the Program Files folder.
- … include the rdp.exe.config file for use on systems with only .NET Framework 4.0 or higher installed.
- … put a shortcut in the Start Menu.
- … register the .rdpc file extension for RDP+ command files.
- … add a ‘Connect with Remote Desktop Plus’ context menu to servers in the network browser.
It’s been a long time, busy at work, but finally an updated version… 🙂
- NEW: RDP+ will now denote the most recently used active Remote Desktop session in the tray menu by putting a check mark in front.
- NEW: Doubleclicking on the tray icon will automatically activate the most recently used active Remote Desktop session.
- NEW: Added the option for multi monitor support to the GUI.
- NEW: Added /multimon to the supported variables. Use any other screen option to override (/w, /h, /f, /fit, /max).
- NEW: Added the Ctrl+P shortcut in the GUI to copy the currently entered credentials to a new profile in the profile editor.
- NEW: When you duplicate a favorite, it will now be immediately opened in the favorite editor.
- NEW: Added a confirmation popup when saving new or renamed profiles or favorites with the name of an already existing profile/favorite.
- NEW: Several people reported an issue where RDP+ would take a long time trying to determine the local computername of the remote computer. This is either a problem in the local WMI or in the WMI of the remote computer. A new option was added to disable this remote check entirely.
To disable it for every session: Create a registry value SkipRemoteWMI with a DWORD value of 1 in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Remote Desktop Plus or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Remote Desktop Plus.
To disable it on a per session basis: Specify an empty domain with the user: /u:\user of /u:user@.
Note: RDP+ will only try to determine the computername when you don’t specify a domain or computername (using /u:domain\user, /u:user@domain or /domain:domain). When connecting to servers running Windows 2008 or higher, you can also use the dot-backslash notation (/u:.\user) to login with a local account.
- FIX: Fixed some options not working when starting RDP+ with a blank Default.rdp file.
- FIX: Fixed the issue with the SortMRU and MaxMRU registry settings not working, except when using the Group Policies.
- FIX: Fixed a bug with newly created profiles when using the blank-password feature.
- Many other minor changes and improvements.